Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA
4-year
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Questions and Answers about Tacoma Community College

Gairet N.
6 months ago
Is there housing provided at Tacoma Community College?
Johnny H.
1 year ago
What opportunities or programs does your school have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?

Majors offered at Tacoma Community College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Business/Commerce, General

Academics at Tacoma Community College

Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Tacoma Community College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Tacoma Community College Students17%9%54%32%1%5%8%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Tacoma Community College Students
87%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Tacoma Community College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Director of Operations107k
Information Technology (IT) Director92k
Denturist84k
Contract Analyst84k
Health Information Management (HIM) Supervisor77k
Operations Manager61k
Network Administrator52k
Based on 504 student responses
43.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
64.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
59%in High-Meaning careers
13%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College financial aid

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Student reviews of Tacoma Community College

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible and helpful professors
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Accessible for students with disabilities
Sakura LeBeau
Drawing And Illustration
Crocheting
Cooking
Sewing + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I appreciated the instructors and staff at TCC. There were multiple instances where I felt overwhelmed as a first-generation student, and they have always been encouraging. They are willing to work with you, as long as you put in the effort. A lot of my college experience so far has been in online courses. Prior to college, I had never taken any class online -- TCC made it very simple. Using Canvas before the pandemic was a common occurrence for most students, so most of the TCC population didn't take long to adjust. TCC also offers some open-resource classes. Meaning there is no need to purchase any textbooks or materials for that course. Definitely saved a lot of money for my peers and me. One expense I still recommend, however, is getting a planner. There are free planners on campus for students. However, they are rather small. So students that write larger, or aren't used to shorthand may consider buying their own. Alternatively, you could create a printable one in Word or Google Docs. Another notable mention for me is, that I've never seen the student housing. There are programs designed to make living affordable, but I haven't had experience with them. I would recommend looking into them if someone was a Low-Income student. There's also a food pantry for those in need.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't have much that I didn't enjoy. I had one professor that didn't appreciate me drawing so many visuals in class. They only ever brought it up passively to everyone in a class announcement. Essentially claiming it showed disinterest. Despite all visuals being related to the material. Other than that, I guess how many geese there are. They aren't an issue most of the year but before migration their lots of droppings from them. It's not inherently negative, but something to look out for while on campus.

Trinidad Gonzales
Coding And Computer Science
Information Technology (IT)
Travel And Tourism

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoy the flexibility of learning online, from home.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Community college is a great resource to be able to try different fields of academia without accruing large amounts of debt.

Empress Lee
Shopping And Thrifting
Driving
Playwriting

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have been going through this school for 3 years now and it’s good. The teachers are helpful as long as you reach out to them for help. Also, there are many different activities always going on.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing I don’t like is some teachers have strict schedules so if you need help and they don’t give extra credit or let you catch up, you're stuck.

Ava Stefanik
Music
Fashion
Art
Psychology

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am graduating from TCC with a Pre-Nursing Associate's while being enrolled at Curtis Senior High School. Due to the pandemic, I was mostly online. When I did have an in-person class, the professors were kind and understanding. As long as you put in the effort, the teachers respected you and were willing to work with scheduling conflicts. I went to counseling at TCC, which helped me through a hard life transition, and helped me stay afloat with my grades. The staff are amazing, and the campus is well-maintained and clean.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Parking can be difficult so get a parking permit and arrive early to class.

Lillian Taft
Photography and Photo Editing
Drawing And Illustration
Music
Art + 7 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I did fully online at TCC and they were very helpful when it came to computer/technical errors, and the teachers were mostly well-versed in online education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

They may take a while to respond and it is hard to work on big projects with other students.

Angelina Pogosian
Politics and Political Science
Scrapbooking
Government
Ukulele + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

TCC changed my life and helped me become the student I am.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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